Congressman Devin Nunes — a member of the House Intelligence Committee — filed a $150 million lawsuit against the McClatchy publishing company and Republican strategist Liz Mair, a vocal Never-Trumper.
Nunes accused the defendants of defamation and conspiracy to derail his investigation into Hillary Clinton’s collusion with Russia to rig the 2016 presidential election.
Media Pushed Russia Collusion Hoax While Covering for Hillary
As BizPac Review reported, Ukrainian officials say they have evidence that Hillary colluded with Ukraine.
So it’s logical that she might have done the same with Russia given her past connections from being Secretary of State.
Remember that the media rabidly pushed the “Trump-Russia collusion” hoax — only to have it blow up in their faces when Robert Mueller concluded there was no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion.
Nunes and other Republicans say this diversion was coordinated between the media and the Democratic Party to distract the public from Hillary’s collusion with Russia.
Nunes: McClatchy Smeared Me With ‘Cocaine, Prostitutes’ Headline
In his 43-page complaint, Nunes — the former chairman of the House Intel Committee — accuses the Fresno Bee newspaper (which is owned by McClatchy) of defaming him with a sleazy hit-job story.
In an over-hyped May 2018 story (see below), the Fresno Bee claimed Nunes “was involved with cocaine and underage prostitutes” at a 2015 yacht party that he did not attend and had nothing to do with.
However, the screaming headlines clearly tried to associate Nunes with “cocaine and prostitutes.” Nunes alleged in his lawsuit:
“The defamatory implication (the gist) of McClatchy’s Yacht/Cocaine/Prostitutes story was that Nunes was involved in the cocaine/sex fueled “fundraiser.” This is immediately evident from the prominent placement of Nunes’ name alongside “prostitutes” and “cocaine” in the story’s headline.
The McClatchy headline intentionally omitted the word ‘charity’ and labeled the event a ‘fundraiser’ in a clear effort to imply it was a political fundraising event that a politician like Congressman Nunes would naturally attend.
Online versions of the story are punctuated by a prominent picture of Nunes and multiple film clips of him.
McClatchy succeeded in linking the cocaine/sex-fueled “fundraiser” with “prostitutes” to Nunes. The defamatory meaning of the article was clearly understood by all who read and saw McClatchy’s publication.”
Devin Nunes: ‘I’m Coming to Clean Up This Mess’
Devin Nunes named Republican strategist Liz Mair as a co-defendant because he claims she conspired with a McClatchy reporter to spread the lies about him. Despite being a Republican, Mair despises President Trump and Devin Nunes.
Nunes says this was all done to undermine his oversight work into Hillary Clinton’s collusion with Russia when he was chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
Nunes told Fox News host Sean Hannity that this is part of a bigger problem of the reckless media thinking that they can gleefully defame Republicans with no consequences.
“They need to retract everything they did against me, but they also need to come clean with the American people. Retract all of their fake news stories.
This is part of the broader clean-up. Remember, a few weeks ago, I filed against Twitter because they’re censoring conservatives. McClatchy is one of the worst offenders of this. But we’re coming after the rest of them.
I think people are beginning to wake up now, I’m serious. I’m coming to clean up the mess.”
Nunes Is Also Suing Twitter for $250 Million
This is Devin Nunes’ second massive lawsuit in the past month. In March 2019, Nunes filed a $250 million lawsuit against Twitter, accusing it of defaming him and “shadow-banning conservatives.”
“Congressman Nunes intends to hold Twitter fully accountable for its abusive behavior and misconduct,” Nunes’ attorney said.
‘We have to hold them accountable’: Nunes drops massive $250 million lawsuit against Twitter, vows more to come https://t.co/DzZEXhZIxP
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 19, 2019
Conservatives Are Finally Fighting Back — Thanks to Trump
Devin Nunes’ lawsuits are part of a broader movement among conservatives to fight back against liberal media smears instead of letting them pass.
This is what Republicans used to do — before President Trump showed them that you shouldn’t let the fake-news media walk all over you just because you’re not a liberal.
And don’t forget this:
Nick Sandmann's lawyer posts an update, officially puts media on notice: 'We will be relentless' https://t.co/VIyrxUIxsQ
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) January 31, 2019
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